Foley sizzles for Christians to send champions crashing out
Published 25/02/2010 | 05:00
CBC earned a deserved win over holders PBC in the quarter-final.
This was an excellent performance by the winners and with scrum-half Ryan Foley turning in a man-of-the-match performance, the holders had to play second fiddle for long periods.
Foley opened the scoring after five minutes with a penalty and CBC increased their lead in the 18th minute, Rory Burke touching down to make it 8-0.
Foley and Pres' out-half Tommy Duggan exchanged penalties and before the stroke of half-time, Chris McAuliffe went in for a Christians try.
Foley extended his side's lead with a penalty two minutes after the break and mid-way through the half, Michael Murphy touched down for Pres' and Duggan converted.
Christians finished the stronger and tries by Foley and McAuliffe and a conversion by Foley ensured victory.
CBC -- C Monaghan; A Finn, J Whooley, J Dowling, C McAuliffe; S Quill, R Foley; J Corbett, C Slowey (Capt), R Burke; D O'Brien, D Moloney; T Arigan, R O'Sullivan, A McCarthy.
PBC -- P Hegarty; J Daly, G O'Callaghan, P O'Brien, I Long; T Duggan, E Healy; G O'Herlihy, M Abbot, A O'Brien; R Calnan, C Casey; M Curtin (capt), M Murphy, D Lane.
Ref -- G English (MAR).